ANDY Whing apologised to the Solihull Moors supporters after his side suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat away at Southend United.
Shrimpers striker Daniel Kanu struck twice in either half while Noor Husin scored a stunning volley at Roots Hall as Moors lost back-to-back league games for the first time this season.
The result leaves Solihull third in the National League table with head coach Whing embarrassed to lose by a five-goal margin.
Whing said: “First and foremost, I want to apologise to the fans and the 43 that came and followed us, we didn’t give them anything to cheer about.
“We’ve had the best defensive record in the league, we haven’t gone under in any game, the lads have worked their socks off to get to where they’ve got to.
“[Southend] was the complete opposite of what we’ve done in every single game so far, we were nowhere near it, we were miles off it from minute one.
“We were miles off it individually, every single one of us, and I include myself in that, I’m not taking the blame away from anyone else, I have to look at myself first.
“It’s embarrassing when you get beat five-nil at any place, we just didn’t get going, we can’t take that and we won’t take that, we’ve got to lick our wounds.
“I don’t want anyone to forget about it, it has to stay there so that it doesn’t happen again, it should never happen again, we have to work harder because that should not happen with the ability we’ve got.”
Southend took the lead on 15 minutes when Kanu touched home Ollie Kensdale’s header on the line with Tommy Simkin at full stretch.
And Kanu doubled United’s lead on 44 minutes after the striker collected a loose pass from Moors keeper Simkin before firing home into the top-right corner.
The Shrimpers sealed the points in style on 61 minutes as Husin controlled the ball on his chest before firing home on the volley from outside of the penalty area.
And Kanu completed his hat-trick on 64 minutes when he headed home Jack Bridge’s cross before scoring his fourth of the afternoon three minutes later , finishing Gus Scott-Morriss’s delivery.
Solihull are next in action away at Barnet on Tuesday, October 24 with kick-off at 3pm at The Hive.